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The Arms of Krupp: The Rise and Fall of the Industrial Dynasty that Armed Germany at War
by William Manchester
Paperback from Back Bay Books
Book Published: 04 March, 2003
The Rape of Belgium: The Untold Story of World War I
by Larry Zuckerman
Hardcover from New York University Press
Book Published: February, 2004
Castles of Steel: Britain, Germany, and the Winning of the Great War at Sea
by Robert K. Massie
Hardcover from Random House
Book Published: 28 October, 2003

1914-1918: The History of the First World War (Allen Lane History S.)
by David Stevenson
Hardcover from Allen Lane
Book Published: 02 September, 2004
Europe's Last Summer: Why the World Went to War in 1914
by David Fromkin
Hardcover from William Heinemann
Book Published: September, 2004
Testament of Youth: An Autobiographical Study of the Years 1900-1925 (Virago Classic Non-fiction)
by Shirley Williams, Vera Brittain
Paperback from Virago Press
Book Published: 20 April, 1978
Major and Mrs Holt's Concise Guide: Western Front - North
by Tonie Holt, Valmai Holt
Paperback from Pen & Sword Books / Leo Cooper
Book Published: June, 2004
The Great War and Modern Memory
by Paul Fussell
Paperback from Oxford University Press Inc, USA
Book Published: 01 June, 2000
Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Wordsworth Classics of World Literature)
by T.E. Lawrence, Angus Calder
Paperback from Wordsworth Editions Ltd
Book Published: June, 1997
The Great War in British Literature (Cambridge Contexts in Literature S.)
by Adrian Barlow
Paperback from Cambridge University Press
Book Published: 20 April, 2000
Seven Pillars of Wisdom (Classic Non-fiction)
by T.E. Lawrence, Heather Godwin, Jim Norton
Audio CD from Naxos AudioBooks
Book Published: November, 1994
The First World War
by Hew Strachan
Hardcover from Simon & Schuster (Trade Division)
Book Published: 11 September, 2003
The Illusion of Victory: America in World War I
by Thomas Fleming
(Hardcover - May 2003)

Female Intelligence: Women and Espionage in the First World War
by Tammy M. Proctor
(Hardcover - June 2003)

The Great War: Perspectives on the First World War
by Robert Cowley (Editor)
(Hardcover - June 2003)

Lusitania: An Epic Tragedy
by Diana Preston
Listed under The Lusitania

World War I
by H. P. Willmott
Hardcover from DK Publishing
Book Published: October, 2003

A Storm in Flanders : The Ypres Salient, 1914-1918, Tragedy and Triumph on the Western Front
by Winston Groom
Hardcover: 272 pages
Atlantic Monthly Pr; ISBN: 0871138425; 1 Ed edition (May 2002)

The Road To Verdun: World War I's Most Momentous Battle and the Folly of Nationalism
by Ian Ousby
Hardcover: 416 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.39 x 9.61 x 6.48 
Publisher: Doubleday; (May 14, 2002)
ISBN: 0385503938 

All Quiet on the Western Front
by Erich Maria Remarque
Probably the best known of all WW1 books, and with good reason.
Paperback Reissue edition (June 1995)
Fawcett Books; ISBN: 0449213943

The Guns of August
by Barbara W. Tuchman
Paperback / Published 1994

Her Privates We
by Frederic Manning. 
Listed under WWI Memoirs

Seven Pillars of Wisdom
T. E. Lawrence
A superbly written account of desert warfare against the Ottoman Turk in WWI by one one of the most intriguing characters of the modern era, this ranks as one of the great classics of 20th century literature..
Listed under Lawrence of Arabia

Death's Men : Soldiers of the Great War
by Denis Winter
Universally acclaimed as an outstanding work on the horrors of the First World War. Db.

Paperback Reprint edition (March 1993)
Penguin USA
(Paper); ISBN: 0140168222

Allied Artillery of World War One
by Ian V. Hogg
Listed under Artillery

1915 : The Death of Innocence
by Lyn MacDonald, Robert Cowley
Paperback - 640 pages (April 2000)
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801864437

The 1917 Spring Offensives : Arras, Vimy, Le Chemin Des Dames
by Yves Buffetaut
Hardcover - 200 pages (July 1997)
Combined Books; ISBN: 290818267X

1918 : War and Peace
by Gregor Dallas, Peter Mayer (Editor)

American Women in World War I : They Also Served
by Lettie Gavin
Hardcover - 304 pages (April 1997)
Univ Pr of Colorado; ISBN: 087081432X
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The Arming of Europe and the Making of the First World War
(Princeton Studies in International History and Politics)
David G. Herrmann
Europe's adoption of new 20th-century weaponry increased its land-based military power and influenced international affairs during the series of diplomatic crises that led to the First World War. Historian David Herrmann draws on documentary research in military and state archives in Germany, France, Austria, England, and Italy to provide the most complete study of this subject to date.
Paperback - 322 pages (March 3, 1997)
Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691015953

Armistice 1918
by Bullitt Lowry
Hardcover (January 1997)
Kent State Univ Pr; ISBN: 0873385535
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At Belleau Wood
Robert B. Asprey
On June 15, 1918, the 2nd U.S. Division soldiers and combat-ready troops recruited from the Marine Corps by General Pershing to supplement limited American forces defeated their German opponents at Belleau Wood, affording a much-needed psycholgical boost for allied morale.
Paperback - 376 pages Reprint edition (November 1996)
University of North Texas Press

Atlas for the Great War
by Thomas E. Griess (Editor), Edward Krasnaborski (Illustrator)
Paperback - 52 pages Spiral edition (October 1986)
Avery Pub Group; ISBN: 089529303X
Special order

Back to the Front : An Accidental Historian Walks the Trenches of World War I
Stephen O'Shea
An evocative fusion of past and present, Back to the Front will resonate as no other book on World War I ever has. Journalist Stephen O'Shea walked the 750 kilometers along the Western Front - the sinuous, deadly line of trenches that stretched from the Belgian coast to Switzerland - to create this remarkable combination of vivid history and eloquent travel writing.
Hardcover - 216 pages (May 1997)
Walker & Co; ISBN: 0802713297

Battle of the Somme
by Gerald Gliddon
Paperback - 512 pages 1 edition (January 2000)
Sutton Publishing; ISBN: 0750919833

Battle Tactics of the Western Front : The British Army's Art of Attack,1916-18
by Paddy Griffith
Hardcover - 286 pages (July 1994)
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300059108

Bismarck, the Man and the Statesman
by Alan John Percivale Taylor
Usually ships promptly.
Paperback (October 1975)
Random House
(Paper); ISBN: 0394703871

British Tommy : 1914-18 (Warrior , No 16)
Martin Pegler, Mike Chappell (Illustrator)
Listed under WWI Uniforms

Devil Dogs : Fighting Marines of World War I
by George B. Clark
Hardcover - 416 pages (January 1999)
Presidio Pr; ISBN: 0891416536

The Doughboys : America and the First World War
by Gary Mead
Hardcover - 478 pages (November 4, 2000)
Overlook Press; ISBN: 1585670618

The End of the Age of Innocence : Edith Wharton and the First World War Vol 1
Alan Price
Hardcover: 238 pages
Palgrave Macmillan; ISBN: 0312129386; (May 1996)

The Enormous Room
E. E. Cummings
A fictional account of the author's experience as a guest of the French authorities prior to WWI. "One of the very best of the war-books" T. E. Lawrence
Paperback: W.W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0871401509; Reissue edition (January1994)

Eye-Deep in Hell : Trench Warfare in World War I
John Ellis
Paperback - 215 pages Reprint edition (October 1989)
Johns Hopkins Univ Pr; ISBN: 0801839475

The European Powers in the First World War : An Encyclopedia
by Spencer C. Tucker (Editor), et al
(Library Binding - March 1996)

The First World War : Germany and Austria-Hungary, 1914-1918 (Modern Wars)
Holger H. Herwig
Paperback / Published 1997

The First World War : A Complete History
Martin Gilbert
Paperback / Published 1996

The First World War
by John Keegan
The author has a gift for talking the lay person through the twists and turns of a complex narrative in a way that is never less than accessible or engaging. Read more...

The First World War : To Arms
by Hew Strachan
Hardcover - 1180 pages Vol 1 (May 2001)
Oxford Univ Press; ISBN: 0198208774

Gallipoli
by Alan Moorehead
Australia - as a nation - saw the first battle of its first war at Galipoli, where it had sent the fittest and ablest of its youth to aid the Empire. The cream of a generation was lost in one of the worst military blunders of all time. Dropbears.com
Listed under Australia at War

The Great War: Walk in Hell
by Harry Turtledove
Mass Market Paperback from Del Rey
Book Published: 05 July, 2000

Good-Bye to All That : An Autobiography
by Robert Graves
Listed under WWI Memoirs

The Great War in Africa, 1914-1918
Byron Farwell
The African front comprised a series of conflicts, schemes, maneuvers, heroics, disasters, inhospitable climate and geography, and insects--as the Allies sought to conquer four German colonies.
Paperback / Published 1989

An Illustrated History of the First World War
by John Keegan
(Hardcover)

Jutland 1916 - Campaign #72 : The Last Great Clash of Fleets (Campaign Series, 72)
by Charles London.
Paperback (August 2000)

Kaiserschlacht 1918 : The Final German Offensive (Campaign Series, 11)
by Randal Gray, et al.

The Last Days of Innocence : America at War 1917-1918
Meirion Harries, Susie Harries
Hardcover / Published 1997

The Last Voyage of the Lusitania
by A. A. Hoehling, Mary Hoehling (Contributor)
Listed under The Lusitania

Like Hidden Fire: The Plot to Bring Down the British Empire
by Peter Hopkirk
Paperback: 448 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.32 x 8.74 x 5.87
Publisher: Kodansha International; (May 1997)
ISBN: 1568361270 

The Lions of July : Prelude to War, 1914
by William Jannen Jr
Paperback - 480 pages (September 1997)
Presidio Pr; ISBN: 0891416374

The Long Fuse : An Interpretation of the Origins of World War I
by Laurence Lafore
Paperback 2nd edition (May 1997)
Waveland Press; ISBN: 0881339547

Machine Guns of World War I : Live Firing Classic Military Weapons in Colour Photographs
by Robert Bruce
Listed under Military Weapons

Military Strategy and the Origins of the First World War (International Security Readers)
Steven E. Miller, et al
Paperback / Published 1991

Mons 1914 : The BEF's Tactical Triumph (Campaign Series)
by David Lomas, et al. Paperback (October 1997)

The Myth of the Great War : A New Military History of World War 1
by John Mosier, Literary Group (Editor)

A Naval History of World War I
Paul G. Halpern
Hardcover / Published 1994
(Also in Paperback)

Origins of the First World War
Leonard Charles Frederick Turner
Paperback / Published 1970

Over There : A Marine in the Great War
Carl Andrew Brannen, et al
Hardcover / Published 1996

Over There! : The American Soldier in World War I
(G.I. Series. the Illustrated History of the American Soldier, His Uniform and His Equipment)
Listed under WWI Uniforms

The Oxford Illustrated History of the First World War
by Hew Strachan (Editor)

Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World
by Margaret Olwen Macmillan, Richard Holbrooke
(Hardcover - October 2002)

Passchendaele : The Untold Story
by Robin Prior, Trevor Wilson
Paperback - 256 pages (March 1998)
Yale Univ Pr; ISBN: 0300072279

The Penguin Book Of First World War Poetry
by Jon Silkin
Synopsis A selection of poetry written during World War I. In the introduction Jon Silkin traces the changing mood of the poets - from patriotism through anger and compassion to an active desire for social change. The book includes work by Sassoon, Owen, Blunden, Rosenberg, Hardy and Lawrence.
Publisher: Penguin USA (Paper); 2nd Revision edition (August 1997)

The Pity of War: Explaining World War I
by Niall Ferguson
Paperback from Basic Books
Book Published: 10 March, 2000

A Photohistory of World War One
Philip J. Haythornthwaite
Listed under Wartime Photography

The Price of Glory : Verdun 1916
Alistair Horne
Paperback - 371 pages Reissue edition (January 1994)
Usually ships promptly.
Penguin USA
(Paper); ISBN: 0140170413

Rommel and Caporetto
by Eileen Wilks, John Wilks
Listed under Rommel

Seven Pillars of Wisdom : A Triumph
T. E. Lawrence
Listed under Lawrence of Arabia

Short History of World War I
James L. Stokesbury
Paperback / Published 1981
Highly Recommended

Silent Night: The Remarkable 1914 Christmas Truce
by Stanley Weintraub Hardcover
History is peppered with oddments and ironies, and one of the strangest is this. A few days before the first Christmas of that long bloodletting then called the Great War, hundreds of thousands of cold, trench-bound combatants put aside their arms and, in defiance of their orders, tacitly agreed to stop the killing in honor of the holiday.

That informal truce began with small acts: here opposing Scottish and German troops would toss newspapers, ration tins and friendly remarks across the lines; there ambulance parties, clearing the dead from the barbwire hell of no man's land, would stop to share cigarettes and handshakes. Soon it spread, so that by Christmas Eve the armies of France, England and Germany were serenading each other with Christmas carols and sentimental ballads and denouncing the conflict with cries of "Ã bas la guerre!" and "Nie wieder Krieg!" The truce was, writes Stanley Weintraub, a remarkable episode, and though "dismissed in official histories as an aberration of no consequence" it was so compelling that many who observed it wrote in near-disbelief to their families and hometown newspapers to report the extraordinary event.

In the end, writes Weintraub, the truce ended with a few stray bullets that escalated into total war, and that would fill the air for just shy of four more Christmases to come. Further, isolated attempts at informal peacemaking would fail, but what, Weintraub wonders at the close of this inspired study, would have happened if the soldiers on both sides had refused to take up arms again? His counterfactual scenarios are intriguing, and well worth pondering. -- Gregory McNamee - Amazon.com
Hardcover: 224 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.81 x 8.74 x 5.82 
Publisher: Free Press; (October 30, 2001)
ISBN: 0684872811 

Sites of Memory, Sites of Mourning : The Great War in European Cultural History
(Studies in the Social and Cultural History of Modern Warfare , No 1)
Jay Winter
Paperback / Published 1996
Special Order

Somme Battlefields : A Comprehensive Guide from Crecy to the Two World Wars
by Martin and Mary Middlebrook
Paperback (June 1999)
Penguin Uk; ISBN: 0140128476

Suddenly We Didn't Want to Die : Memoirs of a World War I Marine
by Elton E. MacKin
Listed under First World War Memoirs

Tannenberg : Clash of Empires
Dennis E. Showalter
An account of the battle between Russian and outnumbered German forces in August 1914.
Hardcover / Published 1993

The Test of Battle : The American Expenditionary Forces in the Meuse-Argonne Campaign
by Paul F. Braim
Hardcover - 266 pages 2 Rev edition (June 1998)
White Mane Pub; ISBN: 1572490853

Three Soldiers (Signet Classics)
John dos Passos
Paperback / Published 1997
Based on the author's experiences in World War I, a gritty antiwar novel traces the struggle of three American recruits to preserve their humanity in the face of the army's brutal regimentation. Ingram

The Unknown Soldiers : African-American Troops in World War I
Arthur E. Barbeau, et al
Paperback / Published 1996
US Marine Corps Aviation: 1912 to the Present
Peter B. Mersky
Listed under US Marines

Victory 1918
by Alan Palmer
Publisher: Grove Press; (February 27, 2001)
ISBN: 0802137873 

The War to End All Wars : The American Military Experience in World War I
by Edward M. Coffman
Paperback - 440 pages (December 1998)
Univ Pr of Kentucky; ISBN: 0813109558

World War I Posters
by Gary A. Borkan
(Hardcover - March 2002)

Yanks : The Epic Story of the American Army in World War I
by John S. D. Eisenhower, Joanne Thompson Eisenhower (Contributor)

The Zimmermann Telegram
Barbara W. Tuchman 
Paperback / Published 1985
The Zimmermann telegram was a coded message, intercepted and decoded by the British, inviting Mexico to join Germany and Japan in an attack on the United States. It was the timely revelation of this message by the British which, moreso than the sinking of the Lusitania (which, incidentally, was carrying munitions and was therefore a valid target for the Germans), brought America into the war. Dropbears.com
Between Mutiny and Obedience : The Case of the French Fifth Infantry Division During World War I
by Leonard V. Smith
Hardcover - 274 pages (May 1994)
Princeton Univ Pr; ISBN: 0691033048
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The Irish Guards in the Great War : The First Batallion : Edited and Compiled from Their Diaries and Papers
Rudyard Kipling
Hardcover / Published 1996
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The German High Command at War : Hindenburg and Ludendorff Conduct World War I
Robert B. Asprey
Paperback / Published 1993
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The Storm of Steel : From the Diary of a German Stormtroop Officer on the Western Front
by Ernst Junger
Paperback Rep edition (October 1996)
Howard Fertig; ISBN: 0865274231
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